ATLANTA, May 6, 2009 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today reported traffic results for April 2009. System traffic in April, including both Delta and Northwest operations, decreased 7.7 percent compared to April 2008 on a 7.1 percent decrease in capacity, and load factor declined 0.5 points to 81.4 percent.

Domestic traffic decreased 7.0 percent year over year on a 6.9 percent decrease in capacity. Domestic load factor declined 0.1 point to 83.1 percent. International traffic decreased 8.9 percent year over year on a 7.2 percent decrease in capacity, and load factor declined 1.4 points to 78.6 percent. 

Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

Delta Air Lines is the world’s largest airline. From its hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam and Tokyo-Narita, Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 370 destinations in 66 countries and serve more than 170 million passengers each year. Delta’s marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem either SkyMiles or WorldPerks on more than 16,000 daily flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta‘s more than 70,000 employees worldwide are reshaping the aviation industry as the only U.S. airline to offer a full global network. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at delta.com

 

 

Delta Air Lines
Monthly Traffic Results (a)
 
 

April 2009

April 2008

       Change
 

RPMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

9,645,982

10,367,626

(7.0%)

 

  Mainline

7,575,024

8,231,486

(8.0%)

 

  Regional

2,070,957

2,136,140

(3.1%)

 

International

5,768,494

6,328,850

(8.9%)

 

  Latin America

960,363

1,029,110

(6.7%)

 

    Mainline

944,502

976,206

(3.2%)

 

    Regional

15,861

52,904

(70.0%)

 

  Atlantic

3,511,232

3,527,156

(0.5%)

 

  Pacific

1,296,898

1,772,584

(26.8%)

 

System

15,414,475

16,696,476

(7.7%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

11,602,475

12,468,536

(6.9%)

 

  Mainline

8,873,084

9,737,080

(8.9%)

 

  Regional

2,729,391

2,731,456

(0.1%)

 

International

7,341,633

7,912,890

(7.2%)

 

  Latin America

1,271,305

1,326,495

(4.2%)

 

     Mainline

1,247,277

1,259,053

(0.9%)

 

     Regional

24,028

67,442

(64.4%)

 

  Atlantic

4,409,651

4,412,341

(0.1%)

 

  Pacific

1,660,677

2,174,054

(23.6%)

 

System

18,944,108

20,381,426

(7.1%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Factor

 

 

 

 

Domestic

83.1%

83.2%

(0.1)

 pts

  Mainline

85.4%

84.5%

0.9

 pts

  Regional

75.9%

78.2%

(2.3)

 pts

International

78.6%

80.0%

(1.4)

 pts

  Latin America

75.5%

77.6%

(2.1)

 pts

     Mainline

75.7%

77.5%

(1.8)

 pts

     Regional

66.0%

78.4%

(12.4)

 pts

  Atlantic

79.6%

79.9%

(0.3)

 pts

  Pacific

78.1%

81.5%

(3.4)

 pts

System

81.4%

81.9%

(0.5)

 pts

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Boarded

     13,433,232

       14,483,542

(7.3%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mainline Completion Factor

99.3%

99.3%

0.00

pts

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

 

 

 

 

  Mail

6,608

9,270

(28.7%)

 

  Freight

161,969

258,440

(37.3%)

 

  System

168,578

267,711

(37.0%)

 


Endnote:
a
Except where noted, results include Delta and Northwest operations, as well as flights operated under our contract carrier arrangements, for all periods presented.


 

 

Delta Air Lines
Year to Date Traffic Results (a)
 
 

April 2009

April 2008

       Change
 

RPMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

36,467,199

40,272,593

(9.4%)

 

  Mainline

28,691,808

32,291,518

(11.1%)

 

  Regional

7,775,391

7,981,076

(2.6%)

 

International

21,909,890

23,935,667

(8.5%)

 

  Latin America

4,337,479

4,810,095

(9.8%)

 

    Mainline

4,264,558

4,594,613

(7.2%)

 

    Regional

72,921

215,482

(66.2%)

 

  Atlantic

11,448,263

12,124,100

(5.6%)

 

  Pacific

6,124,148

7,001,472

(12.5%)

 

System

58,377,089

64,208,260

(9.1%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASMs (000):

 

 

 

 

Domestic

45,573,922

49,995,562

(8.8%)

 

  Mainline

34,966,565

39,448,880

(11.4%)

 

  Regional

10,607,358

10,546,681

0.6%

 

International

29,099,913

29,952,456

(2.8%)

 

  Latin America

5,702,675

5,948,599

(4.1%)

 

     Mainline

5,591,122

5,669,153

(1.4%)

 

     Regional

111,554

279,446

(60.1%)

 

  Atlantic

15,920,873

15,756,195

1.0%

 

  Pacific

7,476,365

8,247,662

(9.4%)

 

System

74,673,835

79,948,018

(6.6%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Factor

 

 

 

 

Domestic

80.0%

80.6%

(0.6)

 pts

  Mainline

82.1%

81.9%

0.2

 pts

  Regional

73.3%

75.7%

(2.4)

 pts

International

75.3%

79.9%

(4.6)

 pts

  Latin America

76.1%

80.9%

(4.8)

 pts

     Mainline

76.3%

81.0%

(4.7)

 pts

     Regional

65.4%

77.1%

(11.7)

 pts

  Atlantic

71.9%

76.9%

(5.0)

 pts

  Pacific

81.9%

84.9%

(3.0)

 pts

System

78.2%

80.3%

(2.1)

 pts

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Boarded

50,743,178

55,963,277

(9.3%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Ton Miles (000):

 

 

 

 

  Mail

27,374

37,979

(27.9%)

 

  Freight

621,872

974,763

(36.2%)

 

  System

649,246

1,012,742

(35.9%)

 

Endnote:
aResults include Delta and Northwest operations, as well as flights operated under our contract carrier arrangements, for all periods presented.

 

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